Will Kingston 2½ 128GB SSD fit in my laptop?

May 15, 2010 at 08:46:08
Specs: Windows 7, Core 2 duo / 2 gb
If it does fit what do I need besides the hard drive itself to clone my existing drive? Is there an enclosure or special cable you can recommend that will allow me to connect the new drive via USB and clone the existing drive? I don't want to have to reinstall everything. The cheaper the better.

Also can you recommend software to clone the existing drive so I don't have to reinstall windows?

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May 15, 2010 at 14:53:09
Seems like an extreme waste of money to me:

128GB SSD = $250 +/-

250GB SATA = $50 +/-

320GB SATA = $60 +/-

500GB SATA = $75 +/-

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May 15, 2010 at 15:12:52
I want it for the increased performance, increased battery life and increased reliability. I use my laptop every day 24/7 and a hard drive failure would be a real inconvenience for me.

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May 15, 2010 at 17:20:07
I want it (SSD) for the increased performance, increased battery life and increased reliability

You believe SSD does all that? CLICK ME

I use my laptop every day 24/7

You never sleep, right?


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May 15, 2010 at 17:53:09
What's the problem? It looks like write endurance is the only consideration and now by 2010 it's not that big a deal anymore. This article looks extremely outdated. Some references are to 2005 and the latest I saw is 2008. What's the problem?

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May 16, 2010 at 06:42:36
It's your money, I just don't think it's a wise investment, especially considering the age of the D630. What is it, about 3 yrs old? How long to you plan on keeping it? $250 can go a long way toward a more modern laptop with a Core i3/5/7 CPU.

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June 10, 2010 at 06:11:29
Greetings gentlemen,

Now the question whether there is sense getting an SSD or not depends on whether your time & data is important to you or whether you want to stick with the cheap stuff.

Consider the following:

RAM is often applied to assist the HDD (which support up to 100 IOPS) with handling fragmented data... the result is that a 5400RPM HDD on a laptop will take several minutes to load your OS (fragmented), you PDFs, your Photoshop program, your photographs (JPEG, etc), your movies (few keep them in RAW format).

A SSD will provide from 2000 IOPS (20x HDD) up to 30.000 IOPS (300x HDD) which will significantly boost up all processes even on a small laptop.

We use 128GB SSDs on our netbooks, which are able to even run uncompressed HD video, something even an expensive MacBook Pro wont be able to do.

So, SSDs can be a very good upgrade to your laptop if you are happy with the other components.

Furthermore, the SSD will be more shock, vibration, EM field, humidity and temperature resistant, produce no noise, little heat and consume less power.

Finally on a high end SSD (Photofast, Runcore) the performance of the SSD will not drop no matter how full the SSD is or how large the files are that your are accessing...

A good benchmark comparison can be found here:

SSD Europe

Getting even a modern Laptop with several cores, will not improve the time it takes to access data from the HDD, which is limited by the battery power supply. The HDD will simply slow down the overall performance of your system...

simply consider this:

My Macbook Pro with a Photofast Gmonster V5 128GB SSD starts up MacOS in 8 seconds! How long does it take you?

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September 16, 2010 at 21:57:01
I put a 64GB Kingston SSD into my Dell z530 Netbook and performance has improved drastically. It also stays a bit cooler, uses 2 watts less at idle and 20 watts less under load. Basically it idles at 7 watts, surfs at 12 watts. Before it was 9 watts and 32 watts.
I will only buy SSD's for internal HD from now on, for external a regular HD is good.

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